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French Minor

The French minor consists of 6 courses (24 hours) above the 200-level.


Required courses:

  • SFLF 303 French Conversation (4 hours)
  • SFLF 306 OR 307 Advanced Grammar & Composition I or II (4 hours)
  • SFLF 309 Survey of French Literature I (4 hours)
  • SFLF 310 Survey of French Literature II (4 hours)
  • SFLF 321 French Civilization OR SFLF 322 French/Francophone Civilization (4 hours)

Choose ONE of the following electives: (4 hours)

  • SFLF 302 Francophone Cinema
  • SFLF 308 Introduction to Literary Studies
  • SFLF 311 Survey of Francophone Literature
  • a second Adv. Grammar & Composition
  • a second Civilization course

Study Abroad

French major and minor students are strongly encouraged to spend time in a French-speaking country. Spelman offers many opportunities for students to study abroad. Visit Study Abroad, or contact a French faculty member for more information.


There are funds available for Spelman’s summer study programs through the James S. Gates scholarship. Application forms are available in the Department of World Languages and Cultures.

French Tutors

Free peer tutoring is available each semester to students of French. Contact the Student Success Program for more information.